Posts tagged ‘Green Beans’

September 12, 2011

A Change In Thinking

Vegetables first.  Pasta second.


I could never go without pasta.  But when I make a pasta dish it’s never without a pile of veggies.  Instead of spaghetti with a side salad, I make veggies the star!

This dish turned out to be a perfect light summer meal!


  • Equal parts whole wheat and white spaghetti
  • Pile of green beans equal to spaghetti
  • Heap of tomatoes just about as large
  • 1/4 cup pesto (I used my first jar of freezer pesto)
  • 3/4 cup pasta water
  • Parmesan cheese

Stir fry green beans and tomatoes.  Mix with drained pasta.  Toss with pesto and pasta water.  Top with cheese.


How do you do pasta?

August 23, 2011

Eat More Plants!

A simple yet fantastic plant based meal.

Totally satisfying.

Take some inspiration from these perfect pairings.

whole meal

Whole Grain Rice : Black Beans : Mango and Pineapple Salsa


Garden Fresh Tomatoes : Freshly Plucked Basil : Tap Room Balsamic : Mozzarella Cheese


Garden Fresh String Beans : Raw Almonds : Tap Room Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

green beans

Who misses the meat?  Not me!


All served with a glass of Malbec.


What simple plant combos are you eating?